Just as with humans, there are always risks when putting an animal under anesthesia. At Katonah Bedford Veterinary Center, we take extra precautions to minimize those risks. For instance, every anesthetized animal is continuously monitored by one of our knowledgeable and trained technical staff members. This staff member sees the patient throughout the entire anesthetic event, evaluating various reflexes, monitoring response to surgical stimuli, and various vital signs.
In addition, there are several monitoring devices used that measure and record various physiologic levels in the anesthetized patient:
All of the above monitoring devices are equipped with auditory alarms that alert the surgeon and technical staff member of any changes or abnormal values.
At Katonah Bedford Veterinary Center, every anesthetic plan is formulated plan for each, individual patient. Drugs used permit immediate, yet safe, anesthesia with minimal cardiovascular and respiratory effects. In fact, many of the drugs we use are also used in human hospitals!